Could This Fayetteville Apartment Shooting Have Been Deterred?
30-year-old David Dotson was reportedly shot and injured during a home invasion at the Carlson Bay apartment complex Thursday, February 16, 2017.
According to ABC 11, “[Mr. Dotson] was inside his third-floor apartment in the Carlson Bay apartment complex when several unknown suspects entered the home and started shooting.” Mr. Dotson was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in “critical condition.”
Police have allegedly since made an arrest in connection with the shooting, per The Fayetteville Observer reports.
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Our Legal Take
Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided in the apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- How did the assailants gain access to the property? What security measures, such as gated entry, guest screening, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? If so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the apartment complex owner or management to protect residents?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the owner or management of the apartment complex failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Mr. Dotson may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his injuries.
Based upon its prior successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed. Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that the victim retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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